Sunday, June 26, 2016

Happy Lord's Day~

I am excited to get to church this morning. The Pastor of the church where we have been attending has started a new series called "Moments of Decisions."  These days are times when we best study out the decisions we are going to be called to make.  Last week it was a call to fathers to make a vow to say, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." I am so thankful for a man who made that vow many years ago. No matter what is politically correct or popular we will continue to do our best to obey God's Word. We only have to open the newspaper and look at our pending presidential election to be utterly confused. We need God.  I can't wait to hear the message this morning. I just know God has a message for me today.

It has been very hot here in the Midwest. I have enjoyed a few days of summer by doing some of this.Nothing is better to me than a cold pool on a hot summer day. June has flown away too quickly. I am trying to capture a little "summer fun" before it is gone. 

A selfie before the fall. 

My boy is here visiting his momma. Woo hoo! I love that! Yesterday, we spent the day in the Ozarks on a float trip. We had a great time. Well, all except for that one time when I flipped my kayak and swallowed a bucket of river water.  NOT ~ fun ! The only real damage was my brand new sunglasses were never recovered and maybe my pride. I will forever be teased by my boys for this one. A little dose of humility never hurt anyone. 

Today I will enjoy having my boy here for one more day. I sure miss him! I was listening to a teacher on the radio this week. She said you can choose to have victory or defeat every single day. I think it is kind of like seeing the glass half full and making lemonade out of lemons. She mentioned coming to an empty nest. She said you can sit around and feel sorry for yourself or you can get a life. "Get a life" is what I am focusing on.  As much as I miss all four of my children and wish they all lived close ~ it is just not how the Lord has allowed it to be. So ~ I am counting my blessings. I have too many to even count.  I enjoy wonderful visits with my kids and I am so grateful for facetime. My stars~ what a blessing that is today. I can't even imagine what my grandmother would have thought about that.  

 My greatest blessing of all was when I invited Jesus to come into my life to be my Lord and Saviour at the age of 18. I have never been the same.  He has held my hand every step of the way. He has filled me with peace and contentment .  He has put joy in my journey. He walks with me and talks with me ~ he is my best friend.  I hope He is yours too. 

Happy Lord's Day~ make it a great one. 

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

"Lord, I desire to live as one
Who bears a blood-bought name,
As one who fears but grieving thee,
And knows no other shame." - Charles Spurgeon 



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